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# 124
09-15-2011, 06:16 AM
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Since when do the "canon"-description of cruiser and the ingame-category "Cruiser" equal each other?
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There are multible ships that were named or indicatet to be cruisers onscreen that endet up in diffrent categorys
Name one ship that was canonically identified as a cruiser, and not later identified as something else, and isn't a cruiser in STO.

Ships like the Nebula, and the Galor, are probably what you're thinking of - but since the Nebula was referred too consistently as a Science ship, and the Galor's classification changed every time it was seen, makes them both fair game.

Constitution, Galaxy, Sovereign, K't'inga, Vor'Cha, Negh'Var, Excelsior, all referred too as Cruisers, all cruisers in STO. I would say that there is a very strong case to be had for "canon cruiser" = "STO cruiser".

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wich is a good thing, we'd have 90% cruisers in the game if it were diffrent.
As above, it wouldn't be any different.

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For the Hegh'ta, just judging from the looks... it IS a cruiser, so the K'vort can easyly work as a Hegh'ta skin
As powerful as the Hegh'Ta is, it is still a glass cannon - its inability to sustain damage clearly does not make it a cruiser, and that is the point. Looks, and even size, are irrelevant. The point of making a specific ship a specific class is about its stats.

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although beeing a named "Cruiser" in Yesterdays Enterprise...
The K'Vort was also referred too as a Cruiser on multiple occasions throughout DS9 as well, confirming that the K'Vort does exist in the prime timeline, and that it is considered a cruiser by both Starfleet and the Klingons.